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TOPIC: PIP F2F tomorrow - what questions should I ask????

PIP F2F tomorrow - what questions should I ask???? 7 months 1 week ago #170685

I have to go to a face to face assessment and I'm going to be physically and mentally shattered by the time I get there (severe ME/CFS) - I begged them for a home visit, but they refused.

I need to take a written list of questions to ask or I'll never remember what they are!

So far all I have are:

1. What is your name?
2. What is your qualification?

Is there anything else I should ask?
If I ask for them to be gentle and not to take too long, will they listen? If I tell them I'm too tired to get out of my wheelchair, will they believe me?

PIP F2F tomorrow - what questions should I ask???? 7 months 1 week ago #170711

Hope Ann

Maybe other members will have some ideas of questions they asked or wished that they had.

The assessor will be following a script so there is little room for them to reduce the assessment time and it may not be to your advantage to hurry them along as it may mean that they do not pay proper attention to your issues.

If they ask you to get out of your chair and you can manage to do so then just tell them this and explain why you can't

You might want to have a look at the PIP Claim guide there is a section at the back that covers the assessment and the questions you are likely to be asked.

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